Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Little DIY Project...

Hey there folks! 

Yes... this is another post not about food. 

But... it's food related. 

Well, it's for your kitchen, so it's close enough...right?

I'm sure all of you have seen all of the adorable chalkboards (framed or otherwise) popping up all over pinterest. They're everywhere from wedding menus, to kitchen signs, to nursery's. 

Well...I'm jumping on the bandwagon!

I made two of my very own chalkboards with a little help from Martha Stewart's chalkboard paint and a little ingenuity. I stuck with the basic black, but if you're feeling adventurous, Martha has chalkboard paint in all different colors...there was a really pretty turquoise that I almost bought, but I decided to stick with traditional. 

So this little post is all about how to make your very own chalkboard. They're super cute and would be adorable in your kitchen, nursery or to give out as gifts come the holidays. 

It's so easy!!!

Here you go...

First pick up your favorite frames from your nearby craft store or, find an old picture frame/painting from goodwill that you can paint over.

You'll also want to pick up some of Martha Stewart's Chalkboard paint in your choice of color.

Next...come home, and tape up the frame, so that the paint doesn't get on the frame.

Paint your first coat.

Let dry for about an hour.

Paint your second coat.

Two coats should be enough, but if you want, a third coat won't hurt.

Let dry overnight. This way you're sure the paint is nice and dry.

Treat the chalkboard with chalk (basically scribble on a piece of paper so you get a bunch of chalk dust and sprinkle over the chalkboard).

Blow it around and then wipe it clean.

Now you can decorate your chalkboard with any cute sayings or drawings or give it to the kiddos to color on!

How easy peasy was that? 

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